Gigabyte revises its GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC PRO 8G graphics card - now 11 mm shorter
The data-miner @momomo_us has spotted an interesting change that Gigabyte has made to one of its Ampere-based graphics cards. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC PRO 8G now has a rev 2.0 variant, and fortunately it is possible to compare the original model with this updated version to see what exciting changes Gigabyte has made. Perhaps expert tweaking has resulted in a slightly higher boost clock or there is a new configurable tool present for enthusiasts to play around with…or maybe Gigabyte simply trimmed the card down a little bit.
The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC PRO 8G (rev 2.0) can now boast of being 5 mm shorter in length, 2 mm thinner, and a whole 11 mm less in height compared to the original board (281 x 117 x 40 mm vs. 286 x 115 x 51 mm). It’s a simple further refinement of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti that still seems to be practically impossible to find in any revision or form. At least owners of desktops based on smaller cases will be pleased about the slimmed-down card.
Unsurprisingly, the launch of the rev 2.0 version of Gigabyte’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC PRO 8G board has been met with some slight derision already, with a couple of commenters suggesting that it is a scam. Known tipster @harukaze5719 posted a visual comparison of the revised board with the original, just in case it was too difficult to imagine what a few millimeters of reduction here and there looked like. However, there is no denying that the revised board does look a bit sleeker from the side.